A very good alternative to using WhatsApp on the phone is to opt for the web version of it. It is simply a replica of the application in web format, which we access by giving it permissions through the application and a QR code. It is not a separate application like Telegram: to use WhatsApp on the PC we must have a mobile account associated with a phone number. Even so, it is an option to take into account if, for example, we need to use WhatsApp during work hours.
We are going with 6 little-known secrets of WhatsApp Web, so that you get the most out of this other way to communicate instantly with your relatives, family, friends and co-workers.
How to write in different formats
Do you want to write in bold, italic or with the text crossed out ? Well, you can do it in the web version of WhatsApp. To do this, you will only have to assign some codes to the words that you want to stand out above others. To write in bold, for example, you have to put an asterisk at the beginning and end. For example * notice *. If, on the other hand, you want to write in italics, you must put an underscore _cursive_ before and at the end. If, on the other hand, you want to write a crossed-out word, you must use the sign of the virgulilla, the tail of the 'Ñ'. Like this: ~ italic ~. You get it by pressing 'Alt Gr + 4'.
How to send any type of files
Now we can send more types of files than before in WhatsApp. For example, we can send APK, ZIP, RAR, PDF, etc . To send any type of files through WhatsApp we must do the following.
We open a chat window and look at the top of it. We see three icons, a magnifying glass, a stationery clip and three dots. We click on the clip and look for the icon of the blank page, 'Documents'. Here you examine your pc in search of the desired file. Another way is simply by choosing the document and dragging it, through the windows, to WhatsApp Web.
Finding GIFs and Emoticons
Finding the perfect GIF and the right emoticon to follow a conversation is now a breeze. To search for GIFs and emoticons you just have to follow these simple steps.
In the desired WhatsApp window, in the writing bar, press the smiley emoji icon . A drop-down will open towards the top and the cursor will be positioned right where you have to insert the search term, for example, star, or aubergine, or flamenco.
For the GIF, take a look at the screenshot above. The last icon in gray belongs to GIFs . Press it. It will change to the GIFS section and in the bar you can find what you want, from emotions to famous people, and thus be able to share them more comfortably from the WhatsApp Web application.
How to set a chat
To never lose your partner's chat from all the chats you have on the WhatsApp list, it is best to put a pin on it. With this pin, the chat will always be at the top of the conversation list, regardless of whether you haven't talked to each other for a while. To do this, you just have to go to the main screen of WhatsApp web, go to the chat you want to set and click on the little tab that appears when you place the mouse over it. In the dropdown that appears, select 'Pin Chat'.
How to mark a chat as unread
If you don't want to forget to read an important chat and inadvertently clicked on it, counting that it has already been reviewed, do the following: in the same little arrow as the previous point , in the last option, it appears 'Mark as unread'. Just mark it and it will count as never having opened the chat window. If, on the other hand, you want to make an unopened chat read, proceed in the same way as before.
How to bookmark a message
A password, an address, an account number, a piece of information that you should not lose ... Any excuse is good to mark a message as a favorite. To do this, hover over the message bubble until a little eyelash appears again. Select from the different options 'Mark as favorite'. To see the set of favorite messages, you just have to go to the list of conversations and, at the top, press the three-point icon. Press 'Featured' and all the highlighted messages that you have selected will appear, in chronological order.
To delete a favorite message, do the same operation as to mark it. You'll see how 'Remove message highlight' can now be read .
How to reply to a message in a chat
This function, logically, makes more sense the more participants you are in the chat. For example, in a conversation of 15 people it is interesting to have an option where you can directly answer someone directly. To do this, you just have to go to the message you want to reply to. Once you have it located, place the mouse over it. A little arrow should appear which, when pressed, will give you various options. Among them, of course, is the 'Reply to message'.